V/Line manages 3770 kilometres of passenger and freight railway lines across Victoria and into New South Wales.
This vast network of rail tracks, signals, level crossings, stations, bridges and other infrastructure must be regularly maintained to keep the railway safe and reliable.
The land around train lines – known as rail reserves – also requires maintenance to achieve appropriate rail safety, fire safety and weed management outcomes.
V/Line’s Asset Management division maintains this entire infrastructure through regular inspections and reporting across both the freight and passenger lines and through customer and community feedback.
Increasing demand on the railway network increases maintenance activities, and V/Line strives to find the balance between conducting its maintenance activities as well as keeping both the freight and passenger lines open for use. If we need to do work that disrupts train services we'll let you know via our Planned Service Changes page.